Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s Australia Limited (MAL) is the largest quick service restaurant operation in the country. Fondly known as "Macca's", we are a household name in Australia for over 50 years, we believe that our customers are the heart and soul of everything we do and make it our mission to make every moment count! As an employer of choice winner, working with us means taking pride and having fun along the way, while growing and developing your career in a dynamic and supportive environment. Not only do we offer flexible working arrangements and an attractive staff discount; but we provide an opportunity to work alongside other passionate and talented people every single day.

Job Description:

Could you be our next Head of Development, Northeast?

With new restaurant openings driving significant growth in the Australian market each year, our National Development Group is at the heart of McDonald's expansion strategy. We're dedicated to ensuring profitable growth through strategic property investment, development, and management of our construction and asset portfolio. Now, we're searching for an experienced and self-motivated Head of Property to lead our Northeast region to new heights. Could this be you?

Based in our Thornleigh Office, you'll have the unique opportunity to lead our real estate development efforts in the Northeast region. As Head of Development, you'll be responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance to our team, driving business success, and maximizing the value of our property portfolio.

What can you expect to be doing on a day-to-day basis?

  • Provide strategic direction for property acquisition, market analysis, and complex property management issues
  • Manage department workload and allocation to ensure regional goals are met
  • Champion innovation projects to enhance customer experiences and financial returns
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to maximise value and return on existing assets
  • Ensure efficient execution of asset management tasks and maintain strong regional relationships
  • Report regularly to senior leadership, acting as the primary liaison in the QLD and NT market
  • Oversee licensee communications and resolve disputes or issues effectively.

Your keys to success

  • Extensive prove experience as a Property Manager or Senior Development Manager
  • Expertise in commercial property portfolio strategy, including investment, development, and disposals
  • Deep understanding of the Australian and (Queensland and Northern Territory) property market
  • Exceptional leadership skills and stakeholder management abilities
  • Ability to inspire and influence
Additional Information:

The Maccas Difference 

  • A state-of-the-art on-site gym at our Thornleigh office
  • A day off on your birthday
  • Immerse yourself in a lively and vibrant culture enriched with local events
  • Access hundreds of retail discounts with your favourite retails i.e. JB Hi-Fi, Woolworths, Apple etc.
  • Embrace a highly flexible work environment that suits your lifestyle
  • Prioritise your wellbeing with initiatives, including a 24/7 wellbeing partner for both you and your immediate family
  • Unplug and rejuvenate with a fifth week of annual leave
  • Ignite your professional growth with continuous development opportunities that align with your career aspirations and passions


As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We strive to make every moment through the recruitment process a feel-good moment for everyone. Let us know if we can provide any reasonable accommodations to enable you to participate in the job application and interview process, if you'd like to note your pronouns or have suggestions for how we can improve in this space.  


Are you ready to lead the charge in shaping the future of one of Australia's most iconic brands? If you're a seasoned property development leader with a passion for innovation and growth, we want to hear from you! You will be directed to an external link to apply.

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